I'll Think of Something

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"I'll Think of Something"
Single by Hank Williams, Jr.
from the album Living Proof
B-side "Country Music Lover"[1]
Released June 24, 1974
Format 7"
Genre Country
Label MGM
Writer(s) Bill Rice, Jerry Foster
Producer(s) Jim Vienneau
Hank Williams, Jr. singles chronology
"Rainy Night in Georgia"
"I'll Think of Something"
"Angels Are Hard to Find"

"I'll Think of Something" is a song written by Bill Rice and Jerry Foster, which has been recorded by American country music singers Hank Williams, Jr. and Mark Chesnutt.

Hank Williams, Jr. version[edit]

Hank Williams, Jr. was the first artist to record the song. His version was a number seven country hit and the first single from his 1974 album Living Proof.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2

Mark Chesnutt version[edit]

"I'll Think of Something"
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Longnecks & Short Stories
B-side "Uptown, Downtown (Misery's All the Same)"[3]
Released June 2, 1992
Format CD Single, 7"
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 4:13
Label MCA
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"Old Flames Have New Names"
"I'll Think of Something"
"Bubba Shot the Jukebox"

Chesnutt's version is the second single released from his 1992 album Longnecks & Short Stories. It peaked at number one in both the United States and Canadian Country music charts.

An earlier fade marks the difference between the version released for radio airplay and 7-inch single release, and the longer album version.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by John Lloyd Miller.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 23
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 11
Preceded by
"Boot Scootin' Boogie"
by Brooks & Dunn
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 29, 1992
Succeeded by
"I Still Believe in You"
by Vince Gill
Preceded by
"We Tell Ourselves"
by Clint Black
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

September 19, 1992


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 465–467. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Hank Williams, Jr. – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Hank Williams, Jr..
  3. ^ Whitburn, pp. 92-93
  4. ^ "John Lloyd Miller". MVDBase. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1922." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Mark Chesnutt – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Mark Chesnutt.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.